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2019 Honda Accord Review

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The 2019 Honda Accord is a roomy mid-size sedan with six trim options. The carmaker’s suite of safety features, Honda Sensing, is standard on all trims in addition to a basic warranty of three years/36,000 accord

2019 Honda Accord pricing

The Accord starts out at $23,720 for the base model. The hybrid model starts at $25,320. The top trim with all the technology is $34,990. For all six of the Accord trims, here are Honda’s manufacturer recommended price (MSRP) for each.

2019 Honda Accord
Trim Level LX Hybrid Sport EX EX-L Touring
MSRP $23,720 $25,320 $26,180 $27,620 $30,120 $34,990


Each MSRP is the lowest price for that trim level, with all standard features and no added options. You do not necessarily have to pay MSRP for a vehicle. Shop around and use industry guides such as Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds to see what the fair purchase price is in your area.

What’s next? You could read about where to find the best auto loan rates in 2019. You could also fill out an online form on LendingTree to receive up to five potential auto loan offers from up to five different lenders, based on your creditworthiness.

Car dealers raise APRs for customers an average of 2.47%, so shop around for a car loan. It does not hurt your credit to apply to multiple lenders any more than it does to apply to one — just do all applications with two weeks (14 days). Potential lenders include your bank, credit union, online lender or Honda financing.

2019 Honda Accord safety

The 2019 Honda Accord earned a five out of five star crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded it as a Top Safety Pick.

Honda Sensing, which comes standard on all trim levels of the Accord includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System. If the car senses it is about to run into something front-first, it will brake itself.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System. If the Accord begins to cross a lane without the turn signal on, it can brake and steer to help keep it in the lane and not leave the road.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. The Accord can follow behind another car at a set interval.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System. The car can adjust its steering to help keep itself in a lane.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition. The car can recognize and notify the driver of speed limit signs.

The only less-than-great safety mark the Accord earned was for its headlights, which IIHS deemed “acceptable.”

2019 Honda Accord competitor comparison

Here are three competitors to the Honda Accord and how they all stack up on several categories.

Honda Accord sedan Toyota Camry sedan Chevrolet Cruze sedan Subaru Impreza sedan
Base MSRP $23,72 $23,845 $17,995 $18,595
Expert Scores 4.4 4.2 4.3 4.0
Standard Technology Honda Sensing, Bluetooth, 7” Touch Screen Toyota Safety Sense-P, Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7″ Touch Screen AWD, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Body Types Available Sedan Sedan Sedan, Hatchback Sedan, Wagon
Fuel Economy 33 MPG 34 MPG 33 MPG 27 MPG

*Chart data is for base 2019 models. Expert score averages Kelley Blue Book (KBB) and Edmunds expert ratings when available. Standard technology refers to features included in the lowest trim level for each model at no extra cost (not an exhaustive list). Fuel economy is combined city / highway mileage as defined by the EPA.

2019 Honda Accord trim comparison

Vehicle trims can be confusing as the names and progression not only differ between car brands, but may mean different things between models of the same brand. The general rule, however, is that each trim builds upon the other(s) in front of it. So the EX-L trim, for example, includes or improves upon all the features of the EX trim, plus it has new features.

Here are the six trim levels of the Accord and their base MSRPs, standard features and fuel economies. The features we mention are all included in that trim level at no extra cost. We mentioned popular features but did not mention every single feature each trim level includes.

Trims LX Hybrid Sport EX EX-L Touring
MSRP $23,720 $25,320 $26,180 $27,620 $30,120 $34,990
Features Honda Sensing, 7″ Screen, Bluetooth, Rearview Camera Moonroof, Turbo Boost Meter 8″ Touch Screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto HD Radio, Blind Spot Information System Leather Seats, Premium Audio Wireless Phone Charger, Navigation, Head-Up Display
Fuel Economy 33 MPG 48 MPG 30 MPG 33 MPG 33 MPG 26 MPG


Hybrid engine options. The Hybrid trim is the only one for which a hybrid motor is standard. For the top three trims, the EX, EX-L and Touring, you could choose to have a hybrid motor in addition to an engine at an additional cost.

2019 Honda model comparison

If you are loyal to the Honda brand and you want to see what other options you may have from the manufacturer, here is a comparison of the base trims of several Honda models, including several of its smaller SUVs.

Honda Fit Honda Civic sedan Honda HR-V Honda Accord Honda CR-V
Base MSRP $16,190 $19,450 $20,520 $23,700 $24,350
Expert Scores 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.4 4.4
Standard Technology Bluetooth, 5″ Screen, Rearview Camera Honda Sensing, Audio USB Port Bluetooth, 5″ Screen, Rearview Camera 7″ Screen, Honda Sensing, Bluetooth Bluetooth, 5″ Screen, Rearview Camera
Body Hatchback Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback SUV Sedan SUV
Fuel Economy 36 MPG 32 MPG 30 MPG 33 MPG 28 MPG
Base Transmission Manual Manual Automatic Automatic Automatic

2019 Honda Accord – the bottom line

You may like this car if you want a reliable midsize sedan with enough room in the back to throw a party — at least, relative for a sedan. Standard Honda Sensing on all trims — a feature not found on more expensive Hondas — is a great plus, too.

You might not like this car if you want a sedan with a six-cylinder engine or AWD. And if you don’t need a lot of room, consider a compact instead. You could opt for the less expensive Civic sedan and use the difference to upgrade to a higher trim level of that vehicle.

MSRPs in the article are accurate as of the date of publishing.


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